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Food Poisoning Report Shows Salmonella Cases Down, but Other Foodborne Infections on the Rise

In a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it shows the rate of food poisoning caused by salmonella dropping, but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The rate of Salmonella infections dropped by about 9 percent compared with the previous three years, though it was unchanged from 2006-2008, baseline years used for comparison. Campylobacter infections,... 

Domino’s Introduces Specialty Chicken as New $5.99 Menu Item

Domino’s has introduced a new item on their menu called, “Specialty Chicken.” It includes 12 pieces of boneless chicken and layers of Domino’s sauces, cheeses and pizza toppings to create four varieties of the side item: Crispy Bacon & Tomato, Spicy Jalapeño-Pineapple, Classic Hot Buffalo and Sweet BBQ Bacon. The Specialty Chicken will be available in Domino’s $5.99 mix-and-match... 

Walmart Partners with Wild Oats in Effort to Make Organic Food Cheaper

Walmart plans to start selling organic foods for a cheaper price after it’s partnership with Wild Oats. Walmart announced Thursday that it would be partnering with Wild Oats, a prominent health food label, in efforts to expand the organic food options and drive down the price of organic foods across the country. “We know our customers are interested in purchasing organic products and, traditionally,... 

Doritos Locos Tacos Invented in 1995 by Taco Bell Interns, They Claim

A group of former interns at Taco Bell’s ad agency claim they came up with the Doritos Taco idea. Andrea Watt, Mark Rader and Roy Brown were part of a summer internship at Taco Bell in 1995. They pitched the idea of a Doritos-shell taco to Taco Bell executives as part of an intern competition. “The whole goal was to come up with a product … and ours was the Doritos taco,” former... 

Tyson Chicken Nuggets Sold at Sam’s Club Recalled Due to Pieces of Plastic Found

Tyson Foods has voluntarily recalled more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam’s Clubs nationwide because the nuggets may contain pieces of plastic, the company says. “The company has received reports of minor oral injury associated with consumption of these products,” the USDA’s news release on the matter reads. “FSIS [Food Safety and Inspection Service] has received no... 

Eating More than Seven Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Can Reduce Death Risk

We all know fruits and vegetables are an important part of our overall health, but new research suggests people who eat up to seven servings of fruit and vegetables a day can reduce the risk of death by up to 42 percent. Researchers from the University College London found that eating fruits and vegetables was linked with a lower risk of death from any cause, especially at deaths as a result of cardiovascular... 

McDonald’s Offers Free Coffee in Efforts to Compete with Taco Bell Breakfast

McDonald’s and Taco Bell are in a breakfast war. McDonald’s sales haven’t been the greatest and now facing new competition in the breakfast arena, that makes up 20 percent of the company’s business, from competitors like Taco Bell and Starbucks. The chain blamed bad winter weather but also said that “challenging industry dynamics” played a role in their sales slump.... 

Costco Recalls Kirkland Real Sliced Fruit Due to Possible Contamination of Salmonella

Costco is recalling their Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit due to possible contamination of salmonella. The recall involves nearly 60,000 cases, which each contain 20 single-serving pouches of dried fruits such as apples, strawberries and bananas. The Freeze-dried fruit maker, Oregon Freeze Dry initiated a voluntary recall of Real Sliced Fruit cases marked with a Feb. 14, 2015 to March 11, 2015... 

Gluten Free BBQ Sauce Kickstarter Campaign Launched by Kansas City Entrepreneur

When most people think of healthy condiments, BBQ sauce is never at the top of the list. In a world filled with low calorie dressings and sauces, BBQ typically gets a free pass. True, most people don’t go out for pulled pork when they are trying to slim down. But when Kansas City native, and self-professed ‘BBQ Junkie,’ Brendon O’Neill found out he can’t have gluten in his diet, he began... 

Chipotle Might Have to Remove Guacamole from its Menu Due to Climate Change

Guacamole could become too expensive for Chipotle and they might have to suspend it from their menu. Chipotle uses, on average, 97,000 pounds of avocado every day to make its guacamole; which in turn adds up to 35.4 million pounds of avocados every year. While the avocado crop is fine at the moment, scientists are anticipating drier conditions due to climate change, which may have negative effects... 
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